Plenary Speakers

FlavinChristopher Flavin

Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute


Christopher Flavin is a Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute.  He previously served as Vice President for Research and President.

Flavin is a well-known expert on strategies for transforming energy systems to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and power a low-carbon future.  He advises governments, businesses, and international financial institutions, and lectures widely around the world.

Mr. Flavin has authored three books: Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution, Running on Empty: the Future of the Automobile, and Renewable Energy: the Power to Choose.  He has also published scores of articles for popular and scholarly publications.

He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.  He has a cum laude degree in economics and biology from Williams College.  

LuthyDr. Richard Luthy


Silas H. Palmer Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University
Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment

"Re-Inventing Urban Water Supplies int he Arid West"


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